Net Services of Amarillo

Data Services by Net Services of Amarillo

Why Backup?

How would your business be affected if you suddenly lost all your computer information?

Can you possibly put a value on your information?

How many hours have you and your employees spent in front of that screen entering information concerning accounting, scheduling, clients, and communications.

Imagine, for just a movement how your life would change if you went in to work tomorrow and the hard drive that had ran flawlessly for three years - quit. Thousands of businesses lose millions of dollars' worth of information to fire, power outage, theft, equipment failure, and even simple operator mistakes. Studies show that nearly half the companies that lose their data in a disaster never reopen. Most people can't or don't want to even imagine that happening, but sooner or later it will happen!

Accidents do happen too, buildings burn, floods rise, lightning strikes, tornadoes, thefts to mention a few. Humans make mistakes! Willful data destruction, either by disgruntled workers or unknown vandals, is a fact of life that requires high levels of security and rigorous backup procedures. Hackers can destroy or corrupt data with unauthorized access to a computer system or by passing computer viruses.

The inadvertent deletion of data by authorized users is the most common reason for data loss. Human error accounts for an estimated 90% of all data loss or corruption. Because of the high prevalence of these incidents, a good backup system is measured by the convenience of restoration and speed of retrieval, normally with single files.

You can get a new computer tomorrow. But, how long would it take you to re-enter all the valuable business information (while continuing to run your business) that your very livelihood depends on? Days? Weeks? Months? How long has it taken to enter all that information so far?

If you have backup habits similar to the average the next several weeks would be spent trying to recover from such a devastating loss. Most businesses don't do proper backups - even those that have tape drives. Part of the reason for this is that it takes time to perform these activities. And for most sole proprietorships and smaller businesses, time is literally money.

Busy people often rush through backups without verifying them, or put them off until a more convenient time. Many leave backup tapes in a drawer next to the computer where they will be lost in the same catastrophe that destroys the computer itself. A Offsite Backup Service is an important part of a responsible information protection plan.

Your most valuable business asset will always be safe, even if your computers are not.